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Jean Renoir

1894 - 1979

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Jean Renoir (French: [ʁənwaʁ]; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films La Grande Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Renoir has received more than 1,211,322 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Renoir is the 139th most popular actor (down from 125th in 2019), the 338th most popular biography from France (down from 329th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Actor.

Jean Renoir is most famous for his films, such as La Grande Illusion and The Rules of the Game.

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Among actors, Jean Renoir ranks 139 out of 9,996Before him are Lee Van Cleef, Marcel Marceau, Christoph Waltz, Bruno Ganz, Jim Carrey, and Julie Andrews. After him are Oliver Hardy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Birkin, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Lloyd, and Klaus Kinski.

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Among people born in 1894, Jean Renoir ranks 11Before him are Aldous Huxley, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Boris III of Bulgaria, and John Ford. After him are Norbert Wiener, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, Fritz Sauckel, and Dietrich von Choltitz. Among people deceased in 1979, Jean Renoir ranks 9Before him are John Wayne, Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Nino Rota, and Herbert Marcuse. After him are Hafizullah Amin, Jean Seberg, Sándor Kocsis, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, and Mika Waltari.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Renoir ranks 338 out of 6,011Before him are François Couperin (1668), Robert Guiscard (1016), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), Mireille Mathieu (1946), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), and Diane de Poitiers (1499). After him are Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Elisabeth of France (1602), Raymond Poincaré (1860), Charles, Count of Valois (1270), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), and Jean Arp (1886).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Jean Renoir ranks 11Before him are Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Gérard Depardieu (1948), Jean Marais (1913), Jean Gabin (1904), and Marcel Marceau (1923). After him are Jeanne Moreau (1928), Fernandel (1903), Anouk Aimée (1932), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), Philippe Noiret (1930), and Gérard Philipe (1922).

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